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The Multiple Sclerosis Society
charity numbers: 1139257/SCO41990
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating progressive disease effecting the nerves in the spinal column. It takes different forms in different people and is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to find the cause and hence a cure. It can lead to loss of feeling in limbs and loss of muscle power. Many patients end up in wheel chairs.
The MS society is supporting 11 new research projects including the following:
Professor Olga Ciccarelli and her team are working to develop a computer algorithm that can predict which treatments will work best for different people. It will use information about their lifestyle, genes and medical records to make individual recommendations. This is an exciting step towards 'personalised medicine' and means the right medicine can be prescribed for the right person at the right time.
Dr Don Mahad of the University of Edinburgh - Dr Mahad is trying to discover the biological basis of fatigue in progressive MS.
Professor Gabriele DeLuca of the University of Oxford - This research is investigating the causes of nerve damage in progressive MS.
'Led by dedicated MS researchers across the UK, there is the potential to have a huge impact on the field of MS research. We believe that these researchers will ultimately help stop MS'
Please see: mssociety.org.uk/researchexplore